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On Aug, 1, 2019, Francis Joseph Clark ’52 passed on his 66th wedding anniversary to the welcoming arms of his beloved wife Noel and our Lord. His long, well lived life of commitment to God, family, friends, learning, good works and care for the poor was a model to his eight living children: Peter (Elise), Carolyn, Gregory (Liz), Francis (deceased), Mary, Christopher (Gerri), Andrew (Carol), John, and Julia (Chris Dobel), as well as 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Frank/Pops/Gramps born in Suffern, New York, to Francis X and Julia Ryan Clark and was younger brother to George Clark and Jean Clark Petrich. He was raised in Stony Point and left New York for Marine Corps service. SCU + Orange Bowl football team + lifelong friends through whom he met Noel Paynter. Frank + Noel = Clark family and hard work, family rosaries, dinner + discussion, football, boxing + baseball, Stinson Beach, reading + writing, celebrating family accomplishments, Roy Campbell, poetry and language, Iberia Productions, music appreciation, H.E.W., Rescue Now, Health + Human Services, cigars, Paynter, Clark + Petrich relatives, philosophy, Vatican Observatory, visits to Castel Gandolfo + Bucci Ristorante, astrophysics, world travels with family + friends, La Madre de los Pobres legacy with Francis Curry + Fr. Alfred Boeddeker, and always daily Mass.